SCJ launches STEM – bug sprays safe for kids and pets

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Over billions of years, nature has evolved powerful bug-fighting abilities. Harnessing this power, STEM is a new pest control brand that is rooted in nature and optimised by science. From bug-killer sprays to mosquito repellents, STEM is tested by entomologists and scientifically engineered to be effective against bugs. Using plant-derived active ingredients, STEM is safe and effective for use around kids and pets.

Nearly 65 million people currently don't use pest control products, leaving many families unprotected as they begin opening windows in the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors. But according to a 2021 Harris Poll conducted on behalf of the National Pest Management Association, 85 percent of homeowners reported seeing or having trouble with pests in the past year. STEM offers a full line of seven insecticides and repellents, giving homeowners around the country a variety of solutions tailored to their preferences and pest control needs.    

An Entomologist at the SC Johnson Centre for Insect Science and Family Health, said: "We have been hard at work developing STEM for the last few years with the knowledge that certain botanical extracts contain chemicals that naturally immobilise bugs. So, we used these extracts in scientifically precise combinations to optimise effectiveness on bugs, while ensuring they are safe to use around humans and pets, when used as directed. We then conducted rigorous testing to ensure the plant-powered products deliver the efficacy we know our customers expect."

STEM insecticides and repellents have no added dye, fragrance or harsh chemical odour. The plant-derived active ingredients, like lemongrass, mint and rosemary oils, provide an effective solution, whilst the nozzles are specifically designed to target insects directly.  

From ants and roaches to yellow jackets and fruit flies, the STEM Bug Killer line has products for every families needs. The full line includes:

  • STEM Bug Killer Spray (Ants, Roaches, Flies)—insecticide trigger spray that is formulated to kill ants, roaches and flies.

  • STEM Bug Killer Spray (Ants, Roaches, Spiders)—insecticide spray that targets ants, roaches and spiders and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

  • STEM Bug Killer Spray (Flies, Mosquitoes, & Gnats)—insecticide spray that uses plant-derived active ingredients to kill flies, mosquitoes and gnats on contact.

  • STEM Bug Killer Spray (Wasps, Hornets & Yellow Jackets)—kills wasps, hornets and yellow jackets and is designed to have a spray reach of up to 15 feet.

  • STEM Fruit Fly Trap—uses a potent combination of ingredients designed to attract and drown fruit flies. 

The STEM Mosquito Repellent line includes two convenient options for protecting families during the peak season, including:   

  • STEM Bug Repellent Spray (Mosquitoes)—mosquito repellent spritz formulated with an essential oil blend designed to keep mosquitoes away. 

  • STEM Bug Repellent Wipes (Mosquitoes)—uses plant-derived active ingredients and is safe for use on kids (six months and older) to keep mosquitoes away. 

STEM was already named an official Product of the Year in 2022 for outstanding innovation through a national survey of 40,000 American shoppers conducted by Kantar, a global leader in consumer research. The award rewards STEM’s innovation in the pest control category for function, design, packaging and ingredients. 


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